Field Projects Coordinator

The Nature Conservancy

Remote, Florida

Job Type Permanent
Salary Details Competitive
Deadline Jul 22, 2022

Who We Are

Founded in 1951, the Nature Conservancy is a global conservation organization dedicated to conserving the lands and waters on which all life depends. Guided by science, we create innovative, on-the-ground solutions to our world's toughest challenges so that nature and people can thrive together. We are tackling climate change, conserving lands, waters, and oceans at unprecedented scale, providing food and water sustainably and helping make cities more sustainable. One of our core values is our commitment to diversity. Therefore, we strive for a globally diverse and culturally competent workforce. Working in 72 countries, including all 50 United States, we use a collaborative approach that engages local communities, governments, the private sector, and other partners. To learn more, visit www.nature.org or follow @nature_press on Twitter.

Your Position With TNC

The Field Project Coordinator is a staff member of the Stewardship and Field Department (SAF) in The Nature Conservancy’s Florida Chapter (TNC). The position works under the supervision of the SAF Field Program Director and is based in the Florida Panhandle region in or near Tallahassee. The Field Project Coordinator develops, manages, and advances conservation projects, plans, and methods across Florida with an emphasis on public and private conservation lands in the Panhandle region. The Field Project Coordinator collaborates with colleagues across the southeastern U.S.

Essential Functions

The Field Project Coordinator provides technical leadership and support for TNC strategic projects and priorities (e.g., native groundcover restoration) and partnerships (e.g., Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance (ARSA). They establish and manage partnership relationships including stewardship of formal agreements and grants from submittal through implementation and reporting. They plan and implement restoration and natural resource management projects that advance conservation strategies. They address critical threats to Florida ecosystems from a “big picture” natural community perspective with infrequent focus on individual species. They foster cross-boundary collaboration within TNC and with partners. They provide site or landscape-level information relevant to projects. They coordinate community support and represent TNC via a wide range of partnership roles.

Responsibilities and Scope

  • Manage and coordinate field and partnership projects around the state (e.g., the Apalachicola Regional Stewardship Alliance, a 11-partner, 20+ year initiative among federal, state, and private land management entities with a common goal of holistic ecosystem restoration, management, and protection)
  • Serve as a member on strategy and project teams across the Chapter and with other TNC business units
  • Manage staff, with responsibility for performance management, training, and career development
  • In coordination with supervisor, seek, obtain, and manage grant opportunities in support of the Chapter’s conservation strategies
  • Participate as a TNC representative in Cooperative Invasive Species Management Areas (CISMAs) including in the Panhandle region
  • Provide oversight of non-native invasive species prevention and management, groundcover restoration, and reforestation field projects
  • Participate in wildlife habitat and population recovery projects in conjunction with other staff
  • Financial responsibility may include budget development and management and negotiations/contract development with vendors
  • Assist with fire management, invasives species management, groundcover restoration, and reforestation on TNC preserves, as requested and in collaboration with stewardship staff
  • Ensure program compliance with internal policies and external requirements
  • Under minimal supervision, make independent decisions based on analysis, experience, and context
  • May work in variable weather conditions, at remote locations, on difficult and hazardous terrain and under physically demanding circumstances
  • Participates in philanthropy events and tours as requested

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree and 3 years’ experience in natural resource management or similar field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience managing staff or volunteers.
  • Relationship building experience to work closely with a variety of partners, i.e., media, government officials, internal scientists.
  • Experience completing tasks independently with respect to timeline(s).
  • Experience with communication via written, spoken and graphical means in English and other relevant languages.
  • Experience using common software applications such as Word, Excel, web browsers, etc.
  • Experience in training.
  • Must have valid driver's license.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Multi-lingual skills and multi-cultural or cross-cultural experience appreciated
  • Knowledge of land management, conservation practices, and conservation science, particularly fire management, invasive species prevention and management, upland restoration, and wetland restoration.
  • Ability to explain conservation practices to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Experience and proficiency with GIS and the use of GPS mapping
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in conservation, land management, and natural resource preservation
  • Completing tasks independently with respect to timelines
  • Excellent communication skills via written, spoken, and graphical means in English and other relevant languages
  • Ability to obtain a Florida State Restricted Use Pesticide License within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to complete Fire Fighter Type 2 certification within 6 months of hire
  • Ability to maintain at least Fire Fighter Type 2 certification with annual Work Capacity Test at the arduous level (3 mi, 45lb pack in 45 min or less) and refresher coursework
  • Experience managing, facilitating, and participating in interagency working groups
  • Experience with complex project management
  • Success in writing and obtaining grants

Auto Safety Policy

This position requires a valid driver's license and compliance with the Conservancy's Auto Safety Program. Employees may not drive Conservancy-owned/leased vehicles, rental cars, or personal vehicles on behalf of the Conservancy if considered "high risk drivers." Please see further details in the Auto Safety Program document available at www.nature.org/careers.

Employment in this position will be contingent upon completion of a Vehicle Use Agreement, which may include a review of the prospective employee's motor vehicle record.

HOW TO APPLY

Apply Now

To apply for job ID 51728, submit your materials online by using the Apply Now button at https://careers.nature.org/ but July 22, 2022 at 11:59pm EST. Need help applying? Visit our recruitment page or contact applyhelp@tnc.org.

The Nature Conservancy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our commitment to diversity includes the recognition that our conservation mission is best advanced by the leadership and contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs and culture. Recruiting and mentoring staff to create an inclusive organization that reflects our global character is a priority and we encourage applicants from all cultures, races, colors, religions, sexes, national or regional origins, ages, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity, military, protected veteran status or other status protected by law.

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Where legally permissible, TNC requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated and willing to keep up to date with vaccines that protect against COVID-19.   By accepting an offer of employment, you agree to comply with this requirement, unless you are entitled to a legally mandated exemption.

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